Vermont Travel and Vacation Guide
A classic Vermont view from Burke Mountain in East Burke, VT (photo by Eric H.)
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Scenic, pure and wholesome Vermont
Beloved, beautiful and bucolic, Vermont is the state that New England vacation dreams are made of -- find out to make the most of your Vermont travels here
by Eric H.There's something special about Vermont. The classic small villages with tall church steeples, dramatic but gentle green mountains, pleasing rolling hills and the overall laid back feeling from a gentler era make Vermont a prime New England vacation destination.
Conservative New England, long-haired hippies, transplanted New Yorkers looking for a better life, leftist politics, farmers and more walks-of-life co-exist in this state where almost everywhere you turn looks like a picture perfect postcard. Diversity may be the way of the people, but cows still outnumber the human population.
known for world-class alpine skiing and its stunning fall foliage,
Vermont is just as good in the spring and summer when the sweet
mountain air, swimming, boating and hiking opportunities and
spectacular winding country drives create instant memories. Of course,
a Ben and Jerry's ice cream is good at any time of the season, as well
Burlington is Vermont's biggest city, and it pleases the visitors in big time ways. Situated on Lake Champlain, some say it looks like a mini San Francisco. That's debatable, but the bottom line is that Burlington is a colorful city, especially at Church Street Marketplace where a four block pedestrian area features hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, cafe, galleries, shops and street vendors and entertainers. The lakefront area is beautiful and also features dining, a park and a ferry to Port Kent, N.Y. (seasonal).
Communities like Stowe, Woodstock, Dorset and Weston are extraordinarily beautiful, the types of places you'd expect of Vermont -- loaded with charm, small-town life, interesting little shops, and unparalleled New England mountain and rural scenery.
The 360,000 acre Green Mountain National Forest is a scenic gem, where visitors can take a nice, picturesque drive or for the more adventurous, hike the 260 mile Long Trail. The Green Mountains and its surrounding areas are perfect for fishing, hunting, swimming,, skiing or just staying at an upscale or rustic resort.
One visit to Vermont forces one to relax . When it's time to leave, the first thought, many times, is to return as soon as possible. It's simply a beautiful state that deserves a visit and many return ones.
(Articles and resources from VisitingNewEngland.com and our blog, The Weekly New England Travel and Vacation Gazette)
Vermont Destinations - Great Cities and Towns
Vermont pictures that will bring you into the classic villages, towns and back roads of the "Green Mountain State."
Brattleboro has a unique personality and a beautifully restored mill town look.
With small town charm and close proximity to great Vermont attractions, St. Albans is known as the "Maple Sugar Capital of the World."
Vermont Dining and Food Places
Find hundreds of Vermont Hotels at discount rates -- book online through VisitingNewEngland.com.
Smugglers' Notch Resort in Jeffersonville offers a fantastic scenic Green Mountains getaway retreat -- with loads of activities!
The Foxfire Inn and Italian Restaurant earns high marks for its charming guest rooms and tremendous Italian cuisine.
Vermont on a Budget at The Thrifty New England Traveler Blog
Apple Cider at The Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury, Vt.
The Old Mill Museum and Waterfall, Weston, Vt.
Visiting the Putney General Store, Putney, Vt.
A Vermont day trip on $20
Easy Vermont hikes for the family
Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory Tour, Waterbury Vt.
Vermont Teddy Bear Tour
Biking the Stowe. Vt., recreation path
Vermont Trip Planning Support
Have a question about visiting Vermont? Ask the experts for all your Vermont trip planning needs!
Vermont Travel Archives/Past Press Releases
Smugglers' Notch Resort, in Jeffersonville, Vt. is a classic Vermont lodging destination.
Find Vermont Country Store Vermont products, including aged cheddar cheese, maple syrup, warm vests, foot warmers, and button suspenders.
Stowe Lodging: warm nights, warmer welcomes.
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